Yeah, I think it’s pretty good.
Alright, alright, I’ll give you the full review right now, don’t get mad at me. But first lets go to the TL; DR. I honestly think this episode is still top tier, despite what everyone is saying, but I wouldn’t call it the best episode of the season. That honour still goes to “Sleepless in Ponyville”, but it does come close in some points, and if you want to find out I’ll tell you why.
|FILM OF THE YEAR.|
So the episode starts with Twilight Sparkle having a musical morning as she wakes up and sings about how everything in Ponyville is fine and dandy, how the sun shines, how everything is as it’s supposed to be, and suddenly she gets interrupted with a face full of water. Right when she’s about to call out Rainbow Dash for the mistake, she realizes that it’s not Dash but Rarity who is taking care of the weather, and even though her patterns look very pretty they really don’t have the most functional design as she’s causing weather disasters all over the place, giving the ponies sun burns, frost bites, and such. This is happening because Rarity has now Rainbow Dash’s cutie mark, and so she is taking care of Rainbow Dash’s job. Things don’t get better when Twilight goes to check on Rainbow Dash, who is taking care of Fluttershy’s animals because she now has Fluttershy’s cutie mark. This throws us into a second song during which we find out that each of the Mane Six, except Twilight, has swapped cutie marks with each other. Fluttershy has Pinkie’s cutie mark, and her attempts at making other ponies laugh are rather pathetic. Pinkie Pie has Applejack’s cutie mark and this gives her flat hair, depression and the inability to repair water chutes. Applejack has Rarity’s cutie mark, and since she doesn’t have a horn to find gems with she is relegated to do the next best thing Rarity can do, and that is making dresses. So now Twilight has five of her friends out of control doing everything but what they are meant to do, which means Ponyville is in shambles for the billionth time. I seriously don’t know why M.A. Larson has such an obsession with destroying Ponyville. Seriously, check his episodes: “Swarm of the Century”, “Return of Harmony”, “Secret of my Excess”, “Magic Duel”, and now “Magical Mystery Cure”. I even went and asked him during an interview why is he so obsessed with destroying the town and the best answer he could give me was: “Huh,I don’t know, I never thought about that. Maybe I should go see a psychiatrist”. I’m pretty sure he was joking. At least I hope he was joking.
|This makes me think of the sixties, and how much I'd love to live them.|
|Insert jokes about Detroit here.|
|They too have sequels left from "Games Ponies Play"|
Of course, she is still alive, but the place where she is teleported is somewhere we haven’t seen before or being explained what it is. It looks like a literally ethereal plane full of stars and clouds, and out of those clouds a too familiar figure emerges: princess Celestia. Twilight is confused as she doesn’t know what’s going on, but the Sun Goddess explains that, after she completed Starswirl’s unfinished spell, she then completed her destiny. When Twilight asks what destiny is this, Celestia replies with yet another song, this one fairly emotional to be honest, as we are giving a slide show of previous episodes, all focused around Twilight since the very first time she arrived to Ponyville. By the time the song ends, Twilight gets wrapped into a flashing pink light that swirls around her and then we cut to Ponyville, where what looks like a glowing shard of the element of magic is floating outside of the library, right in front of the rest of the Mane Six. Once the glow fades, Twilight stands up in its place, and unfurls her new pair of wings.
|Half of the fandom: Yay! Other Half of the fandom: Ruined forever!|
|But then she goes to trot with her friends, because screw oficial secured transportation.|
|Don't cross the fans!|
|Patience Avatar, patience. It is a virtue, isn't it?|
|Somepony activated the Bass Canon inside the library, again.|
|Is that Little Pip coming from behind the barn?|
The whole cutie mark swapping idea is, in my opinion, pretty clever and it gives us the chance to see very interesting visuals. I thought it was quite a sight to see the weather in Ponyville looking like a patchwork bed cover, and how the snow and the sun were freezing and roasting the ponies. I also found the view of Sweet Apple Acres as a wasteland foreboding and downright scary. Fallout: Equestria has never been so close to be canon. However, this whole concept brings up a few questions, to which I might have answers. Why is Applejack making dresses when Rarity’s real talent is to find gems? Well, maybe because Applejack doesn’t have a horn to use magic and thus use her gem finding spell, so she chose the next best thing, and that is making dresses. Why is Rarity controlling the weather when Rainbow Dash’s cutie mark represents that she broke the light spectrum by breaking the sound barrier? For the same reasons, as Rarity doesn’t have wings to be a great flier she has to take control over the next thing Rainbow Dash does best, and that is weather managing. Another issue people brought up, even in this blog, is how Twilight can become an alicorn just because she completed one spell? Well, this opens the possibility that Starswirl the Bearded was, in fact, an alicorn and not a unicorn. There are no official pictures of this character, and the closest thing we know how he used to look like is Twilight’s costume, and from what we see the wings could be covered by the cape. This also reveals that the only species of pony powerful enough to create magic are alicorns, which brings me to the whole issue that some people are having regarding the title of princess.
|Forget the head canon, we need a head battleship.|
|Oh, so this is where all those removed videos from YouTube go to.|
|Expect me to say how much I love this design several times.|
|“But, what do I do now? Is there a book about being a princess that I should read?”|
|I'll hide in here just in case.|
|Maybe the sewing machine is an Android, that's why it's not compatible with Applejack.|
|Sibbling hug! This is always touching.|
|The circle is complete.|
Thank you all for being with me in this wild ride of a season. I will keep it up through the drought with editorials that will range from pony to other subjects. I hope you all the best, have very creative ideas, and don’t be afraid to share your opinion as long as you do it respectfully and properly. Thanks again, and see you all later.
Defining Moment: “Find a Way” and “Celestia’s
Ballad” both songs full of feels and with a really visually interesting set
up. And Twilight Sparkle’s design as an Alicorn princess, which is pretty
|Have an adorable Twiley gif. How can you be mad at that?|